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Andrea Roth, Star of 'Rescue Me,' to Make FDIC Appearances on Behalf of Spartan Motors



Andrea Roth, Star of 'Rescue Me,' to Make FDIC Appearances on Behalf of
Spartan Motors

INDIANAPOLIS, April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Andrea Roth, best known as
the estranged ex-wife of Denis Leary's firefighter character on "Rescue Me,"
will be appearing today and Friday in two Spartan booths at the Fire
Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

"We invited Andrea to participate at FDIC months ago because her true-to-life
role in 'Rescue Me' celebrated the remarkable contributions and highlighted
the sacrifices made by firefighters throughout North America," said Dennis
Schneider, President of Spartan Emergency Response. "It's especially timely
following the tragedies last week at the Boston Marathon and in West, Texas,
when emergency response personnel, including dozens of firefighters, ran
directly into the teeth of danger to assist the injured.

"Spartan is proud to support the heroic efforts of firefighters on a regular
basis and we've invited Andrea to help us celebrate the virtues of the fire
service and firefighters. Spartan also sponsors the National Volunteer Fire
Council (NVFC) through the National Junior Firefighter Program as well as
FAMA/FEMSA," said Schneider.

Roth, a Canadian-born actress who has appeared in numerous feature films and
small-screen dramas, will be signing autographs and available for photos today
from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Spartan Chassis booth (no. 2510) and from 4 – 6 p.m. at
the Spartan ERV booth (no. 2423). On Friday, Roth will be at the Spartan ERV
booth from 10 a.m. – noon and at the Spartan Chassis booth from 2 – 4 p.m.

"I appeared in 93 episodes of 'Rescue Me', which provided me with unique
insights into the amazing people who risk their lives daily," says Roth, who
most recently made regular appearances on the CW's "Ringer." "These men and
women are true heroes, which is why I'm excited to participate at FDIC."

Spartan Motors' business strategy is embodied in The Spartan D.R.I.V.E. Plan,
a five-point business approach.

D.R.I.V.E.

  o Diversified Growth
  o Redefining Technology and Innovation, Develop Exciting Products Value
  o Integration of the Enterprise to Achieve Operational Improvement
  o Vibrant Culture
  o Extend Our Core Markets

Building on this plan, D.R.I.V.E. encourages heightened focus, teamwork and a
common approach. It will align associate efforts and emphasize the importance
of both collaboration and integration across business units. This strategy
will enable diversification and limit exposure to industry cyclicality.

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis,
specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational
vehicle (RV), emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery
and service markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan™, Spartan Chassis™,
Spartan ER™, Spartan ERV™ and Utilimaster® - are known for quality,
performance, service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs
approximately 1,700 associates at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South
Dakota, Indiana and Florida. Spartan reported sales of $471 million in 2012
and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and
manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at
www.spartanmotors.com.

This release contains several forward-looking statements that are not
historical facts, including statements concerning our business, strategic
position, financial strength, future plans, objectives, and the performance of
our products. These statements can be identified by words such as "believe,"
"expect," "intend," "potential," "future," "may," "will," "should," and
similar expressions regarding future expectations. These forward-looking
statements involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and
assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, and
likelihood. Therefore, actual performance and results may materially differ
from what may be expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements.
Factors that could contribute to these differences include operational and
other complications that may arise affecting the implementation of our plans
and business objectives; continued pressures caused by economic conditions and
the pace and extent of the economic recovery; challenges that may arise in
connection with the integration of new businesses or assets we acquire or the
disposition of assets; issues unique to government contracting, such as
competitive bidding processes, qualification requirements, and delays or
changes in funding; disruptions within our dealer network; changes in our
relationships with major customers, suppliers, or other business partners,
including Isuzu; changes in the demand or supply of products within our
markets or raw materials needed to manufacture those products; and changes in
laws and regulations affecting our business. Other factors that could affect
outcomes are set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings we
make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at
www.sec.gov or our website. All forward-looking statements in this release are
qualified by this paragraph. Investors should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements in this
release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

CONTACT: Russell T. Chick
         Corporate Director of Marketing
         Spartan Motors, Inc.
         517.997.3852
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